Eteone barantollae   Fauvel,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length30-35 mm by 1.5-2 mm

Color: Body yellowish-white.

Body filiform, sub-cylindrical, segments very numerous. Prostomium oval, as long as wide, with 2 pairs of short antennae. Pharynx with 5 rows of distal swollen papillae. Proboscis smooth and transparent at the base, and with five longitudinal rows of large, soft, depressed, rounded or squarish papillae anteriorly. The median dorsal row is broader than the lateral ones which are parted, on the ventral side, by a smooth longitudinal stripe. Two pairs of cirri subulate, somewhat lanceolate and flattened; the ventral larger than the dorsal reaching backwards to the 4th segment. On the 2nd segment a setigerous foot and a ventral cirrus but no dorsal cirrus; average dorsal cirri small rather thin, rounded or semi-oval, more or less symmetrical, borne on a large and short cirrophore. Feet conical, elongate. Ventral cirri conical or oval, relatively narrow and much shorter than the foot. Setae short and shaft swollen at the joint. Anal cirri foliaceous; lanceolate.

Synonym (s)
Eteone barantollae Fauvel 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangasagar INDIA (Record: 28/02/1979, 2005)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 28/02/1979)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1953)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Talsari INDIA (Record: 00/07/2000-00/06/2002)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
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  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Chandra, A and Chakraborty, SK (2008) Distribution, density and community ecology of macrobenthic intertidal polychaetes in the coastal tract of Midnapore, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 7-16 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sarkar, SK; Bhattacharya, A; Giri, S; Bhattacharya, B; Sarkar, D; ChandraNayak, D and Chattopadhaya, AK (2005) Spatiotemporal variation in benthic polychaetes (Annelida) and relationships with environmental variables in a tropical estuary Wetlands Ecology and Management 13 55-67 Available at -
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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